Does Texting Affect Writing
Just as cell phones are no longer square blocks with numbers on them and TV’s are not in black and white, writing itself has also evolved. Once upon a time many wrote and spoke in a Shakespearean form of language and over the years it has evolved into something we call modern English. In recent years, technology has advanced greatly and cell phones have become one of our primary use of communication. With cell phones came a new form of writing called text messaging.
Another argument is that students lack the ability to show emotion in their writing due to the fact that texts are to short and to simple. From here se moves on, and talks to students and teachers about how they feel about texting. Some teachers say its a good way for students to convey their message in just a few words. Also texting helps with creativity and confidence in a teenager. She continues on the positive arguments saying, ” Teenagers have created an entirely new language”. Next, she conducts a questioner to her school friends and a couple of her high school English teachers. Simply asking them when they started texting, how often they do it, if they notice themselves using abbreviations very often, and if they think texting has a positive or negative affect on them. Students said tat they knew when text speak was appropriate and when its not to be used. They knew to keep it out of formal writing, they would also catch themselves when writing an abbreviation. Teachers and Professors didn’t see a problem as long as they reminded their students to be formal when writing a formal paper. They also say it helps make communication sorter and easier.
Moreover, these people who agree that text-messaging positivelyaffects students writing skills say, that people earn practice when they are writing; therefore,students will gain confidence and they will not be afraid to write formal writings (365).Finally, after Michaela Cullington explains why people disagree or agree with text-messaging, she decided to do her own research so that she could be more clear about if texting positively or negatively affects students writing skills. According to Cullington, texting has aminimal effect on student writing ”(367).
Students know the difference between texting friends on their phone and writing formally for a essay or just a normal summary. In the end texting is just a new thing to make communication easier and does not really have any affects on someone’s writing skills.
Cullington. Michaela. “Does Texting Affect Writing?”. They Say I Say. Third edition. CathyBirkentein, Gerald Graff, Russel Durst. New York/London. 2014. 361-372. Print